Simon Says: Celebrate!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Ice Cold Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year! It’s time to:


This challenge will last for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time to get your glad rags on and join in! We will be back on the 4th January!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

Please remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love


It’s Makena’s last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your creations over the past month. It has been a real pleasure to have you along with us! Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a fabulous 2021!

Makena “There is no greater magic than a child celebrating the wonder of the season” She cut some Chipboard to shape, and coloured the base with Gesso and Speckled Egg Distress Ink. She used various background stamps, Tim Holtz Destinations and Tree Line Dies, Paper Dolls, she finished off with Distress Flakes, Mica Spray and Ideology Elements.

Anna-Karin made a circle wall-hanging to celebrate life. She used Tim Holtz Holiday Village Colorize dies and Snow Flurries by SSS. Some of the snowflakes were die cut from SSS Aqua Holographic paper.

Barbara created a trio of cards to celebrate Christmas with one of her favorite color palettes: gold, white, black and kraft! She used Tim Holtz Sizzix Stunning Snowflake, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Bold Tidings 3, Christmastime 3, The Poinsettia and Mini stencil set 50.

Cheiron is celebrating the arrival of Santa with a colorful card using the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Vintage Holidays and Holiday Postmarks. She used the smudge stamping technique to stamp the postmarks for the background of her card with all the bright colors of Distress Oxides and finished her card with some stitching and some Christmas Flair.

Emma created a vintage style card to celebrate Christmas, and used her favourite stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Holiday Scenes stamp set by Tim Holtz as the main image. She added an arrangement of foliage, die cut using a combination of dies including Tiny Tattered Florals for pine cones and Mini Holiday Greens before completing the card with a velvet ribbon trim.

Kath created a card using Festive Greenery to celebrate Mother Nature, even in a year when there has been little to celebrate, it’s a reminder that the wonders of nature and the simple things in life can still bring so much joy into our lives. She used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Forest Floor stamped on a Distress Oxide blended background with the Bold Tidings 2 sentiment embossed with Simon Says Antique Gold Detail and Retro Flakes embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powders.

Macarena made a Christmas card by fussy cutting several elements from P13 The Four Seasons WINTER paper pads and place it on a mixed media panel made with Prima Marketing Swirly Florals stencil with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Destination die.

Maura headed to the Tim Holtz Funny Farm to make a last minute set of Christmas celebration cards. She made Santa hats using the Tim Holtz Crazy Things Stamp Set and used Simple Stories Vintage North Pole papers and Carta Bella Dear Santa Ephemera to finish.

Meihsia was inspired to create a Christmas card to celebrate the holidays using Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp 2020 Bold Tidings 3 and embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder Gold. The card was decorated with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Tiny Bell Findings and Darice Tiny Star Silver Sequins

Sandra is in celebration mode for her friends birthday and used Collage Paper Botanical with Soft Matte Gel in the background and she give it color with Liquid Acrylic True Yellow and Distress Paint Speckled Egg.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Sizzix PAPER VILLAGE Thinlits Dies to create this little village. She also used Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2020 BOLD TIDINGS 3 , pieces of Tim Holtz Idea-ology DOCUMENT Collage Paper and Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS TRIM TAPE to decorate the surroindings. Happy Holidays y’all!

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

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You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing a selection of our entries to put in the spotlight. This is a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules please read the challenge rules posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

Please note that all previous challenges and winners posts can be accessed by clicking on the button at the very bottom of this page.

Please read the challenge rules on the sidebar. It has come to our attention that some are entering projects that were posted weeks ago. While they may follow the theme they are not eligible to win the voucher. All creations must be newly published. Thank You 

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  1. Thank you for the hard work from all involved to bring us these challenges.

    Wishing all the team a Merry Christmas if you celebrate, Happy Holidays if you don’t and a Happy New Year to one and all.

    Love, Best Wishes and Socially Distanced (((Hugs)))


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